In this issue Welcome from TDX CEO Colm Hamrogue • The TDXperience with NC Hire • Sitewise Gold again! • TDX Apprentice Programme on the hunt for applicants ... Plus More
It's hard to believe that I've been with TDX for five months, how time flies!
In my most recent role as a Group General Manager for HW Richardson Group Ltd, and as previous customer of what was then TransDiesel, I was excited at the prospect of joining the TDX team. Since coming on-board I have spent my time travelling around a number of our branches meeting our people, learning the business and most importantly meeting some of our great customers.
Back in May we made the decision to transition our brand and company name from TransDiesel to TDX. The rebrand was centred around positioning the company for the future as we look to introduce new levels of innovation, technology and sustainability.
The X in TDX is reference to the exceptional customer experiences we want our people to provide for our local customers. This is underpinned by our promise to you our customers.
Central to the TDX brand is the idea that we are in business to enable our local customers and communities to thrive.
To bring this concept to life at TDX, we are launching a new initiative called locals helping locals. The programme will see each branch support local causes, charities or events in their region.Learn more about the programme here
Check out the video with Edward Basset from NC Hire talking about why they chose Yanmar in 2018 to meet their needs for reliable and quality machinery. NC Hire are a leading machinery hire business in the Canterbury region, offering an extensive range of construction equipment including the full range of Yanmar compact excavators.
Their decision to go with TDX and Yanmar was made based on quality, reliability and the extended warranty we offer proved an additional benefit. Of course, the TDX team and the service we provide were the clincher!
EnviroNZ are an innovative, safe and sustainable resource recovery and management business. Their national network of collection services and critical infrastructure facilities supports the vital sustainability efforts of local councils, customers and communities across New Zealand.The full Volvo TDXperience
Fulton Hogan make no excuse about their commitment to safety and TDX has been able to deliver product to the company that helps ensure staff have the ultimate equipment when it comes to compact hydraulic excavators.
Small Yanmar excavators come with standard canopies Roll Over Protection Structure (ROPS), but Fulton Hogan wanted to make sure their operators have even greater limb protection.
As a result, TDX have designed, developed and installed a unique limb protection structure that fits around the machine to keep operators even safer. All new Yanmar Vi017s, delivered to Fulton Hogan, have the enhanced protection fitted.
Six machines have received the retro fit so far. Our Christchurch team work to the highest standards and deliver an amazing outcome and the work is bespoke and extremely detailed for installation.
Fulton Hogan are very pleased with the outcome and effort in enabling their team to remain safe.
At TDX the health and wellbeing of our people, customers and suppliers is our number 1 priority.
We are stoked to have been awarded SiteWise Gold Status once again for 2022/2023.
Over the past year, the Power Generation team has a number of generators to biOx who provide dust, odour, and cooling control equipment for a diverse range of operations in New Zealand and Australia. biOx solutions are used on demolition and construction sites, livestock centres, ports and at events.
Their spray stream cannons emit sprays of water to damp down dust and odours and provide cooling solutions.
The Kohler KK22s are used to power fans and pumps to keep the biOx spraystream cannons working. The cannons are mounted on a trailer with the Kohler generator and then onsold by biOx to third party operators says Andrew Smith, Product Manager - Power Generation.
“biOx chose the Kohler option for three good reasons. They are quiet, fuel efficient and small yet powerful enough to deliver the required start-up current. So, they work extremely well in addition to fitting on a trailer for manoeuvrability. biOx are a great customer, and we enjoy working with them and seeing the variety of ways that they combine the use of their equipment and our generators. We look forward to working with them over the year.”
There's a lot going on in the Parts department at the moment, and hopefully we have seen the back of some of the logistics challenges that have occurred on the back of COVID.
A few months ago, we are increased our investment in inventory in many of our spare's product lines. The decision was made to make sure we don't run out of product and to lessen the impact on customers.
Our new state of-the-art 4,719m2 National Distribution Centre in Hautapu has the ability to hold some 2,600 pallets and will give us greater national coverage to branches and customers.
The HR team at TDX have begun the hunt for the next generation of highflyers as part of the TDX annual apprenticeship intake. We're looking for seven apprentices to take on their Heavy Diesel Technician apprenticeship. The new recruits will join existing teams in one of seven locations - Auckland, Tauranga, Rotorua, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill.
According to Recruitment Business Partner, Brooke Farmer, the most important attribute for applicants is the right fit for our TDX business. The apprentices will work towards gaining The New Zealand Certificate in Heavy Automotive Engineering (Level 4) with a strand in Plant and Equipment
“We know it's important that the seven apprentices have the right attitude, values and a real desire to be part of our team. They will be hard workers and keen to learn. And the opportunity is not just for school leavers or those with a pre trade.
We are also keen to hear from people that may be wanting a career change or to take on an adult training opportunity. I encourage all TDX staff to share the advert with friends and family and encourage anyone that's interested to give it a go,” said Brooke.
Shortlisted applicants will attend an assessment day at one of three TDX depots - Hautapu, Dunedin and Christchurch with final employment decisions being made after that.
Thirty-five years ago National Parts Manager Graham Walker needed a job. He had just returned from Australia and finding work was top of mind when he saw a role with what was then TransDiesel.
Grahams first role was delivery driver based in Christchurch.
During his time with TDX Graham has had five key roles. Other roles have included warehouse worker he shifted to Workshop Parts Correspondent, then Parts Correspondent before taking on the role of Christchurch Parts Manager and then his current role as National Parts Manager.
“I get challenged every day one way or another and its certainly not boring when there is always something new to learn. TDX is a place you can learn and grow giving you opportunity to progress your career,” says Graham